Before starting to talk about the new Chromebook we would like to let you know about the Cloud Computing system which is the base of the new Google laptop.
So, What does Cloud Computing system mean? How does it work?
When you use Gmail you only have an interface in the email, but you don’t care or control the actual email server or delivery of the emails or anything else. You control your account and the rest is managed by the provider.
Users or clients can perform a task, such as word processing, with a client app such as a browser and with service provided through such cloud based computational resources.
Cloud delivery model is made up of 3 components:
- Software as a Service (SaaS) – The front end thin client accesses the cloud applications. Rather than relying on desktop software or traditional servers, software is hosted by a third party, and available via the cloud.
- Platform as a Service – (PaaS) Virtualizing the applications so that they can flex on demand, by policy or both across a fungible pool of compute resource to ensure continued service delivery.
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) – Virtualizing the physical spider web of components to make them invisible and readily accessible.
What are the cloud benefits?
- Anywhere/Anytime access to data.
- Improved reliability and security data.
- Wider access to free software.
- Software that’s up-to-date with less malware.
Top 5 business advantages of cloud computing:
- Pay only for what you use.
- Easy fast deployment to users.
- Monthly payment plans.
- Encourages standard systems.
- Requieres less in-hours staff.
Lastly, Cloud computing saves energy and is green.
It delivers computing resources in a pay-as-you-go fashion enabling on-demand network access to a shared pool of resources such as; servers, storage, applications and services.
The greening of the IT systems coincides with the arrival of Cloud Computing. Both share common traits of reducing costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions.